A modern approach in learning the three-stringed bouzouki, baglamas and tzouras
The three-stringed bouzouki is ingrained as no other musical instrument in the history of the early 20th century rembetiko and urban folk music. A pivotal instrument that expressed the lower class' deprivation and remained a symbol of the "outcasts" until it was widely embraced in Greek music heritage. Traditionally it was taught from teacher to student in a purely hands-on manner, and until this day its bibliography remains limited.
In the book at hand, the author Pavlos Pafranidis gathers his 20-year teaching experience and introduces to aspiring musicians a genuinely modern method of learning the bouzouki. This first volume gradually develops the basic knowledge and style of the instrument, through a detailed approach to theory combined with more than 200 exercises and examples. With the additional use of the book's audio material and tablature notation, even the most novice students will become familiar with everything they need to start playing.
Listen and download the book's exercises:
- English, Greek
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- Eudoxus Code